Eagle i: Optimist Club to help ACS kids program

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  • The Optimist Club of Marco Island has joined hands with the American Cancer Society of Marco Island to honor children who have had, or are currently battling cancer.
  • The funds will go to R.O.C.K., Reaching Out to Cancer Kids Camp.

The Optimist Club of Marco Island has joined hands with the American Cancer Society of Marco Island to honor children who have had, or are currently battling cancer.

On Oct. 31, while the Marco Eagles football teams are having games at Winterberry Park, a 50-50 raffle will be held, with the winner announced that day.

The funds will go to R.O.C.K., Reaching Out to Cancer Kids Camp. The camp is an opportunity for kids with cancer to be kids again. Everyone fits in, thanks to caring counselors, medical providers and volunteers, many who have survived cancer. Children who are cancer survivors will be on hand.

At the week-long camp, the kids swim, fish, ride horses and explore their creative sides with an arts and crafts program. They also learn about independence and coping skills.

For more information contact the ACS office, 261-0337, ext. 118.

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